Global Patent Index - EP 1054571 A2

EP 1054571 A2 2000-11-22 - Method for automatically forwarding calls

Title (en)

Method for automatically forwarding calls

Title (de)

Verfahren zur automatischen Anrufweiterleitung

Title (fr)

Procédé pour le transfert automatique d'appels

Publication

EP 1054571 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99308813 A

Priority

GB 9911580 A

Abstract (en)

A method for redirecting telephone calls directed to a cellular telephone is provided which includes a cellular telephone, a storage cradle, such that calls to the cellular telephone are forwarded when the cellular telephone is placed in the cradle. The method may also cease the forwarding of calls directed to the cellular telephone upon removal of the cellular telephone from the cradle. The initiation or termination of call forwarding may occur after some delay following the cellular telephone's placement in or removal from the cradle. The cradle may provide an option to activate or deactivate the call forwarding feature. Activation and deactivation of the feature may also be controlled by a programmable timer. The cradle may optionally recharge the cellular telephone's battery pack while the cellular telephone is in the cradle. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 7/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/54 (2006.01); H04B 7/26 (2006.01); H04M 1/00 (2006.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 4/16 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04W 4/16 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1054571 A2 20001122; EP 1054571 A3 20010124; AR 021365 A1 20020717; AU 5823899 A 20001123; BR 9905856 A 20010116; CA 2286871 A1 20001118; CN 1274229 A 20001122; GB 2352126 A 20010117; GB 9911580 D0 19990721; ID 26062 A 20001123; JP 2000341373 A 20001208; KR 20000075424 A 20001215; MX PA99011343 A 20040901; NO 20000243 A 20001120; NO 20000243 D0 20000118; SG 87058 A1 20020319; TW 435038 B 20010516

INPADOC legal status


2002-02-27 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20011219

2001-10-10 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2001-09-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010724

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2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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